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Urine test separates nonadherent from treatment-resistant hypertensive patients

Researchers have used a urine test to show that about a quarter of patients with supposedly treatment-resistant hypertension are actually failing to take their medications as prescribed. [More]
Survey finds counterfeit and defective emergency contraceptives in Peru

Survey finds counterfeit and defective emergency contraceptives in Peru

A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all. [More]

Princeton professor receives Agilent Thought Leader Award to research on cellular metabolism activity

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that Joshua Rabinowitz, M.D., Ph.D., professor at Princeton University's Department of Chemistry and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award to support his work on quantitative analysis of cellular metabolism. [More]
Proteomics completes important milestone towards development of CDx test with validation of protein biomarkers

Proteomics completes important milestone towards development of CDx test with validation of protein biomarkers

Proteomics now seeks a commercialisation partner to enter the RUO, LDT or IVD markets. Drug discovery company Proteomics International has completed an important milestone towards the development of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the validation of several of its protein biomarkers. [More]
AVEO joins with Biodesix to develop and commercialize ficlatuzumab for treatment of NSCLC

AVEO joins with Biodesix to develop and commercialize ficlatuzumab for treatment of NSCLC

AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ: AVEO) and Biodesix, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a worldwide agreement to develop and commercialize AVEO's hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) inhibitory antibody ficlatuzumab, with a Biodesix® companion diagnostic test. [More]
Researchers demonstrate advantages of HOPE fixation strategy

Researchers demonstrate advantages of HOPE fixation strategy

They discovered that the so-called HOPE method allows tissue samples to be treated such that they do not only meet the requirements of clinical histology, but can still be characterised later on by modern methods of proteomics, a technique analysing all proteins at once. [More]
Research reports on mass spectrometer, Raman spectroscopy and handheld Raman spectroscopy sectors

Research reports on mass spectrometer, Raman spectroscopy and handheld Raman spectroscopy sectors

ReportsnReports.com offers 2014 market research reports on global mass spectrometer industry, global raman spectroscopy industry and global handheld raman spectroscopy sectors. [More]

AB Sciex launches immunosuppressants kit to improve health care

Every organ transplant patient in the world faces the potential danger of his/her body rejecting a new organ, such as a heart, kidney or liver. Immunosuppressant drugs are required to help prevent rejection. [More]

Waters unveils new data analysis software packages for proteomics and metabolomics/lipidomics analyses

Waters Corporation today unveiled two new data analysis software packages for proteomics and metabolomics/lipidomics analyses: Progenesis® QI and Progenesis QI for Proteomics. [More]
Uric acid in urine generates potentially hazardous in swimming pools by interacting with chlorine

Uric acid in urine generates potentially hazardous in swimming pools by interacting with chlorine

A new study shows how uric acid in urine generates potentially hazardous "volatile disinfection byproducts" in swimming pools by interacting with chlorine, and researchers are advising swimmers to observe "improved hygiene habits. [More]
Evotec signs research collaboration and licensing deal with Debiopharm Group

Evotec signs research collaboration and licensing deal with Debiopharm Group

Evotec AG announced today a research collaboration and licensing deal with Debiopharm Group™, Lausanne, Switzerland. [More]

ATHENA develops surrogate organ system for toxicity testing

Creating surrogate human organs, coupled with insights from highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, a new project is on the brink of revolutionizing the way we screen new drugs and toxic agents. [More]

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center provides $1.65M in capital grant to North Shore InnoVentures

North Shore InnoVentures, one of New England's leading technology incubators and business accelerators, announced today that it has received a capital grant of $1.65 million from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. [More]
Carbon nanotube paper offers potential to miniaturize mass spectrometers

Carbon nanotube paper offers potential to miniaturize mass spectrometers

Nanotechnology is advancing tools likened to Star Trek's "tricorder" that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and food safety. [More]
New method can identify cancer's visible precursors with 97% certainty

New method can identify cancer's visible precursors with 97% certainty

Pancreatic cancer is often detected at a late stage, which results in poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Researchers at The University od Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a method which identifies the cancer's visible precursors with 97% certainty. The method, which is expected to aid in the early discovery of the cancer as well as minimize the risk of unnecessary surgery, may be introduced in patient care within five years. [More]

New improved mass spectrometry for analysis of chemical and biological materials

When it comes to analyzing cell components or body fluids or developing new medications, there is no way around mass spectrometry. Mass spectrometry is a highly sensitive method of measurement that has been used for many years for the analysis of chemical and biological materials. [More]
MIT biologists discover how cancer cells make their escape

MIT biologists discover how cancer cells make their escape

About 90 percent of cancer deaths are caused by tumors that have spread from their original locations. This process, known as metastasis, requires cancer cells to break loose from their neighbors and from the supportive scaffold that gives tissues their structure. [More]

Sugars attached to proteins can be used to detect ovarian cancer, say researchers

The hunt is on to find biomarkers that detect cancer, but it's a challenging process. Early successes often are followed by heartbreaking failures. But now, researchers at UC Davis have verified that glycans (sugars attached to proteins) can be used to detect ovarian cancer. The study was published online in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. [More]

Bruker launches new, improved customer-driven products at Pittcon 2014

At Pittcon 2014, Bruker today announced new product introductions and enhancements for improved performance and customer experience in research, industrial and applied markets. [More]
Novel scaffold protein regulates mu opioid receptor induced signaling activation

Novel scaffold protein regulates mu opioid receptor induced signaling activation

Researchers found initial confirmation that a novel scaffold protein previously unassociated with the mu opioid receptor (MOR) regulates MOR-induced signaling activation. [More]